Originally Posted by apshutt
What do you reckon to the M23 ? or SH 280E these are the only ones in my price range except for the Baofeng! ;@)
Jesus you'd be better with a cobra. I have a Baofeng. Not for use on boat. Its an OK amateur radio with interesting ability to work on PMR(UHF) and VHF frequencies. It will take you about 6 years to programme the channels in by hand and you may well have worries about typos as you can't easy test... Computer and lead will help but increase cost. I can see a role if you want access to ovt channels and are not concerned that ofcom will knack you if caught either using the private freq or kit not marked for it. Or perhaps as an unofficial shore station which ofcom would also knack you for if caught but there are means and ways...